CALEDONIA PERFORMING Arts presents Grease as its annual musical at the REM Lee Theatre Dec. 5

CALEDONIA PERFORMING Arts presents Grease as its annual musical at the REM Lee Theatre Dec. 5

Cal takes us back to the ’50s

GREASE IS the word for Caledonia performing arts students this year.

GREASE IS the word for Caledonia performing arts students this year.

And they will be singing the well-known songs that stay in your head long after you hear them.

From Grease is the Word through Hopelessly Devoted to You and to You’re the One that I Want, the play takes the audience through a school year from start to finish and the complicated relationship of T-Bird leader Danny Zuko and new girl, goody two-shoes Sandy Dumbrowski.

Both discover it’s difficult to be yourself and deal with the pressure to be who everyone else wants you to be.

And Zach Pflum, who plays Danny, got his T-Birds jacket at a rehearsal last week, helping him look the part and the hope is to get four more for his T-Bird cohorts, Graeme Linton (Kenickie), Ben McDaniel (Sonny), Guido Grignaffini (Doody) and Brandon Krumm (Roger).

And don’t forget their counterparts, the wise-cracking, boy crazy Pink Ladies.

Brielle Dorais-Fleming is Rizzo, the main Pink Lady, and Anna Linton (Frenchy), Ella Martindale (Marty) and Mattea Broadway (Jan) are not having an easy time with romance either.

After many twists and turns, and a car race featuring Kenickie’s “Greased Lightning” car, plus Danny trying to be like he thinks Sandy wants and Sandy changing her image too, there’s a happy, and musical, ending after all.

For more details on Grease, see City Scene.